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Prayidae is a family of marine invertebrates in the order Siphonophora. They are colonial, and the colonies can superficially resemble jellyfish; although they appear to be a single organism, each specimen is actually a colony of Siphonophora.

Illustration of "Praya dubia"
Illustration of Praya dubia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order: Siphonophorae
Suborder: Calycophorae
Family: Prayidae
Kölliker, 1853

The family contains the following subfamilies and genera:[1]


  1. ^ "WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species - Prayidae Kölliker, 1853". Retrieved 2018-03-17.